Author: Media Director/Friday, April 14, 2023/Categories: Past Programs
Celebrating Iconic Women Creatives and Exposing Inequities
Jasmin Darznik, Author
Here’s an exclusive Dialogue opportunity to meet internationally acclaimed author Jasmin Darznik -- up close and personal. Ms. Darznik is the New York Times bestselling author of three books, including The Bohemians, a novel that imagines the friendship between photographer Dorothea Lange and her Chinese-American assistant in 1920s San Francisco. A New York Times Book Review summer 2021 recommendation, The Bohemians is also one of Oprah Daily's best books of historical fiction for 2021. At our April 12 meeting, Ms. Darznik will share her journey to becoming an author and discuss the process of researching and writing The Bohemians.
Darznik's debut novel, Song of a Captive Bird, was a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” book and a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Darznik is also the author of The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her books have been published in 18 countries and her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, among others.
She was born in Iran and came to America when she was five years old. She holds an MFA in fiction from Bennington College, a JD from the University of California, and a PhD in English from Princeton University. She is an associate professor and chair of the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Her fourth book, a novel set in Old Hollywood, is forthcoming from Ballantine.
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